Post by Lauren Strouse of the Food Bank Fairfield office: The Fairfield warehouse was filled with the sound of excited girls on Saturday, October 27th, during the Food Bank’s Girl Scout Make a Difference Day Event. One hundred and twenty girls between the ages of six and sixteen participated, accompanied by forty-six adults. They toured the warehouse, played Food Twister, crafted healthy lunch choices, and bagged 3654 pounds of oranges. Troops also donated 324 pounds of nonperishable food. Ten girls from Vallejo Troops #20132 and #20133 and Vacaville Troops #20358 and #20361 , helped to plan and implement this event, including designing the Food Twister game and developing the craft activity.
Hello! My name is Alexa Evans and I am working on my Gold Award project for Girl Scouts. I am preparing the first Climate Action and Sustainability Plan for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. I am working hard to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions which helps to reduce their costs! This way the Food Bank can use the money they saved to help people in need. In the plan I am writing about the measures they have already taken to be “green” and calculate the benefits of those measures. I will also be making future recommendations for the Food Bank so they can continue in the future to lower their greenhouse gas emissions. I will also make recommendations that will help them take the steps towards becoming a green business.
We’ll keep you updated with Alexa’s findings here! Now tell us your tips for “going green”.